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Great Plains National Instructional Television Library

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Works: 3,289 works in 4,307 publications in 1 language and 54,529 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Drama  Folklore  Reviews  Film adaptations  Software  Music  Television adaptations  Interactive multimedia 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PZ7, 791.4572
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Publications about Great Plains National Instructional Television Library
Publications by Great Plains National Instructional Television Library
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Most widely held works by Great Plains National Instructional Television Library
Digging up dinosaurs by Aliki( visu )
13 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 790 libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of the book Digging up dinosaurs, by Aliki. Host LeVar Burton sets off in his jeep to explore the mystery surrounding the life and death of the dinosaur
The Day Jimmy's boa ate the wash by Trinka Hakes Noble( visu )
10 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 487 libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of the book The day Jimmy's boa ate the wash, by Trinka Hakes Noble. Host LeVar Burton also visits a farm and a livestock fair, interviewing a man who greases a pig for a pig scramble
Germs make me sick ( visu )
11 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 454 libraries worldwide
The book explains what germs are, how bacteria and viruses affect the human body, and how the body fights against them. Other segments include: Finding out about germs: LeVar uses a microscope to discover what germs really look like ; How your body fights germs: animation featuring the body's defense team works in action ; How bacteria can help: a visit to an organic farm illustrates how micro-organisms are important to growing food
If you give a mouse a cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff( visu )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 452 libraries worldwide
A reading of the book, "If you give a mouse a cookie" by Laura Joffe Numeroff. Discusses chain reactions from a bowling alley, leading into the reading of the main story. Then it's off to a factory where bowling balls are made and a domino expert demonstrates how he designs chain reactons as he sets up a domino art event. Reviews: "This is the key to the kingdom" by Diane Worfolk Allison, "The house that Jack built" illustrated by Jebby Stow, and "Smart dog" by Ralph Leemis
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon( visu )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 433 libraries worldwide
LeVar discovers a mysterious and fascinating world of nocturnal animals, and explores the not-so-silent world of slumber and dreams
Bringing the rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema( visu )
7 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 432 libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of a tale from the Nandi people of Kenya, Verna Aardema's Bringing the rain to Kapiti Plain. Host LeVar Burton also plans a fun-filled day around rainy weather, including an aerial charge of a thunderstorm and puddle-hopping
Bugs by Nancy Winslow Parker( visu )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 429 libraries worldwide
Viewers learn where insects live, what they're good for, how they grow and much more
Gregory the terrible eater by Mitchell Sharmat( visu )
11 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 411 libraries worldwide
A very picky eater, Gregory the goat refuses the usual goat diet staples of shoes and tin cans in favor of fruits, vegetables, eggs, and orange juice. Host LeVar Burton also visits a zoo to find out some surprising facts about the eating habits of goats and other animals
The Patchwork quilt ( visu )
6 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 406 libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of the book The patchwork quilt, by Valerie Flournoy. Shot on location at Boston Childrens Museum and hosted by LeVar Burton
Amazing Grace ( visu )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 388 libraries worldwide
A reading of the book, "Amazing Grace" by Mary Hoffman leads into a discussion of stereotyping. LeVar interviews Whoppi Goldberg, where the topic of pursuing your own dreams is discussed
Paul Bunyan ( visu )
6 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 387 libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of the book Paul Bunyan by Steven Kellogg, and explores his legend. Lavar learns about forest fires, Smokey the Bear, and lumberjack competitions
Miss Nelson is back by Harry Allard( visu )
7 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 382 libraries worldwide
Discusses surprises and disguises and presents a reading of the book, Miss Nelson is back, by Harry Allard and James Marshall. While Miss Nelson is away her students decide to create a lookalike to fool their principal. Their substitute teacher, Miss Swamp, sets things straight. Review books - Grandmama's Joy by Eloise Greenfield ; Daddy is a monster sometimes by John Steptoe ; Harlequin and the gift of many colors by Remy Charlip and Burton Supree
The Legend of the Indian paintbrush ( visu )
5 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 382 libraries worldwide
Barbara Feldon reads the featured book, The Lifecycle of the honeybee, by Paula Z. Hogan. This book illustrates how bees make honey. Host LeVar Burton visits a beekeeper and examines a beehive close up. Viewers will learn how honey is extracted from combs and how important the queen bee is to a well-organized hive. Featured book reviews are 'The Reason for a flower, ' written by Ruth Heller, 'The Lady and the spider, ' written by Faith McNulty, and 'Going buggy, ' written by Peter and Connie Roop
Follow the drinking gourd by Jeanette Winter( visu )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 372 libraries worldwide
Runaway slaves journey north along the Underground Railroad by following directions in a song "The drinking gourd". Other segments include: LeVar talks about slavery: LeVar introduces students to the history, heroes, stories, and music of the African American culture which emerged from slavery ; Songs about slavery: the a capella group, Sweet Honey in the Rock, perform and share their historical knowledge of slavery
Rechenka's eggs ( visu )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 368 libraries worldwide
Natural and crafted eggs are the subject of this program hosted by LeVar Burton. The Russian story of "Rechenka's eggs" by Patricia Polacco is read, the viewer visits the author, who decorates an egg using the Ukranian art of pysanky. Also included is an experiment to show the strength of an egg and students watch many animals hatch from eggs. Three other books are introduced, including "The talking eggs" by Robert D. San Souci, "Stefan & Olga" by Betsy Day, and "I made it myself" by Sabine Lohf
Martha speaks by Susan Meddaugh( visu )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 357 libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of Susan Meddaugh's Martha speaks, in which Martha, the family dog, learns to speak after eating alphabet soup. A variety of dogs also appear. Reviewed books are "My puppy is born" by Joanna Cole, "Earth hounds, as explained by Professor Xargle" by Jeanne Willis, and "The night I followed th dog" by Nina Laden
Alistair in outer space ( visu )
6 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 351 libraries worldwide
Visits the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., and goes on a treasure hunt through several library departments, including the Division of Maps and Globes, Book Restoration, and Film. Features the book Alistair in outer space by Marilyn Sadler, in which a fastidious little boy on his way to return his library books is captured by a spaceship and whisked into outer space. Introduces Conan the Librarian and reviews other books with related themes
Chickens aren't the only ones by Ruth Heller( visu )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 350 libraries worldwide
Chickens aren't the only animals that lay eggs. The featured book explains that many animals lay eggs and they are called oviparous. Other segments include: Which came first - the chicken or the egg?: LeVar goes to the Moyer Hatchery to ask the roosters & hens that question ; I'm breaking out: features a visit to an incubator room at the hatchery and a baby chick hatching from it's shell ; Loggerhead turtles: a turtle biologist joins LeVar to watch loggerhead turtles lay their eggs in the sand, later they return to watch the turtles hatch and make their way back to the ocean
Arthur's eyes by Marc Tolon Brown( visu )
8 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and held by 349 libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of the book Arthur's eyes, in which a boy shy about wearing glasses finds himself in some awkward scrapes. Also features a poem from Arnold Adoff's All the colors of the race, read by Maya Angelou. Animated
Gila monsters meet you at the airport by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat( visu )
9 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 345 libraries worldwide
A New York City boy's preconceived ideas of life in the West make him very apprehensive about the family's move there
 
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controlled identity Great Plains National Instructional Library

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Great Plains Regional Instructional Television Library
University of Nebraska--Lincoln. Great Plains National Instructional Television Library
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